Today Kelley covered the difference between spray dyed yarn and hand-painted yarn, what color pooling is and how to use it to your advantage, and she shared patterns and yarns demonstrating these topics.
Last week’s prize-winner: Lynn Granger Warfield won a free pair of Alpaca Direct Comfort Quarter Socks.
This week's prize: Two skeins of Malabrigo Riosin colorways Ravelry Red and Diana.
Susie Rogers Reading Mitts by Susie Rogers
Brain Frieze by Susan Ashcroft
Lacery Socks by Michelle Hunter
Langfield Hat by Martina Behm
Pheasant Scarf by Sharon Fuller
Acquarello by Nadita Swings
Moyen Age by Hada Knits
Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich
The helix stripe knitting technique can be used to prevent pooling with hand-painted yarns.
There's nothing like a pair of handknit socks. You can use gorgeous sock yarn, choose your stitch pattern, and take them with you wherever you go. One thing I've learned over the years is how to customize socks to fit my feet, and I like a rounded toe. It's important for me because my feet are fairly straight across the toes, and a pointy toe just ends up flopping around empty.
Kelley likes a rounded toe, too, and she's developed a recipe for making them for her toe-up socks. She creates her rounded toe by spreading out the increases, separating them with a growing number of knit rounds in-between.
Note: Please use the following sizing chart for general reference only. Sizes between different vendors and manufacturers may vary. Please match your measurements to those in the size chart below.